Music Theory Products

  • Redefining Music Studies in an Age of Change

    Creativity, Diversity, and Integration

    By Edward W. Sarath, David Myers, Patricia Campbell

    Redefining Music Studies in an Age of Change: Creativity, Diversity, Integration takes prevailing discourse about change in music studies to new vistas, as higher education institutions are at a critical moment of determining just what professional musicians and teachers need to survive and thrive…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07 

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Incises, written some sixty…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 

  • The Praise of Musicke, 1586

    An Edition with Commentary

    By Hyun-Ah Kim

    This volume provides the first printed critical edition of The Praise of Musicke (1586), keeping the original text intact and accompanied by an analytical commentary. Against the Puritan attacks on liturgical music, The Praise of Musicke, the first apologetic treatise on music in English,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions

  • Reading Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction: Interpretation and Context

    By John Milsom

    Edited by Jessie Ann Owens

    Thomas Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Music is one of the most famous publications in the history of European music theory. Morley's treatise is familiar to musicologists, students of early modern England and devotees of early music. Yet substantive scholarship on many aspects of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 

  • György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974-77, revised 1996) has firmly consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, which has familiarised a growing audience with the eclectic score.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • Hearing Form - Textbook and Anthology Pack

    Musical Analysis With and Without the Score, 2nd Edition

    By Matthew Santa

    Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score is a complete course package for undergraduate courses on music and musical forms, with comprehensive coverage from the Baroque to the Romantic. Placing emphasis on listening, it teaches students to analyze music both with and without the…

    Pack – 2016-07-29 

  • Contemporary Music and Spirituality

    Edited by Robert Sholl, Sander Van Maas

    The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25 

  • Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox

    Straight Lines in Broken Times

    Edited by Rose Dodd

    Christopher Fox (1955) has emerged as one of the most fascinating composers of the post-war generation. His spirit of experimentalism pervades an oeuvre in which he has blithely created his own version of a range of contemporary musical practices. In his work many of the major expressions of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 

  • A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context

    By Elliott Antokoletz

    A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context is an integrated account of the genres and concepts of twentieth-century art music, organized topically according to aesthetic, stylistic, technical, and geographic categories, and set within the larger political, social,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19 

  • Aesthetics of Music

    Musicological Perspectives

    Edited by Stephen Downes

    Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19 

  • Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

    By Anatoly P Milka

    Edited by Esti Sheinberg

    The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus. Anatoly P Milka…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 

  • Coherence in New Music: Experience, Aesthetics, Analysis

    By Mark Hutchinson

    What does it mean to talk about musical coherence at the end of a century characterised by fragmentation and discontinuity? How can the diverse influences which stand behind the works of many late twentieth-century composers be reconciled with the singular immediacy of the experiences that they can…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 

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